Harmonica Player of the Month!
By JP Allen
Tom pushes his harmonica skills into high gear with this video clip. It’s amazing how fast and accurate he is. I’m in awe. Check him out here:
Tom is mainly a blues harmonica player inspired by Sonny Terry. You can hear it in his playing. Born in England, he’s now harping it up in Tucson, AZ. Tom likes to say that during his first trip to a music store, he wasn’t sure whether to buy a foot long harmonica or one with 600 holes.
Lucky for us, a kind salesman suggested a Hohner (marine band) in the key of C: “10 holes is enough for me”. Check him out here, playing a harp standard, Orange Blossom Special!
Tom is also a tremendously gifted artist. Check out some of his paintings/sketches, again influenced by the blues.
In my video lessons:
Lesson 19: “Put Some Mojo on Your Rhythm”
(helps you develop your own style).
Lesson 57: “Chugging Down The House”
(incredible rhythm lesson).
Lesson 84: “I Hear A Train A Coming”
(critical harmonica skills you need to know).
Tons of Stuff. Let me help you get started.
Feel free to comment below and tell me your thoughts on Tom’s playing. I’d love to hear from you.
(Article by Contributing Writers: JP Allen & Joe Feeney)